Project Description

This is a 47% Colt 1851 Navy revolver as issued by the United States Historical Society back in the 1980’s. This miniature is the “Classic Edition” and was made by Uberti under license from Colt for the USHS. Fully functional, but non-firing. 6 1/4″ long overall with a 3 1/2″ octagon rifled barrel of .17 caliber. The frame, hammer, rammer, and loading lever are case colored. The balance of the steel parts are charcoal “blue” blue. All of these I have ever seen have had a brass triggerguard & backstrap.  This example has a silver plated triggerguard and backstrap, which I have never seen before on a “Classic Edition” Uberti Colt miniature.  This had to have been special ordered!  The top of the barrel roll stamped with the Colt barrel address. The front left of the frame marked COLT’S PATENT in two lines. 36 CAL marked at the left rear of the triggerguard. The cylinder roll stamped with the Ormsby sailing ship naval battle scene. The serial number 482 is stamped into the barrel lug, frame, triggerguard, backstrap, and cylinder. Complete with the original USHS mahogany casing with Colt stamped into the front right corner of the top. French fit with light blue velour lining. Includes the original Colt miniature factory letter, & the original cream colored bottom and brown top cardboard lift top box.  There are some blemished to the blue on the barrel only, and some very light thinning to the silver plating on the backstrap & triggerguard, see photos.  Even so, I’d still call it 95%.  Priced accordingly.  This is a super rare factory variation that I have never seen before!   Price: $650.00.